Enjoy some chilly cartoon thrills with Transylvania’s creepiest gang in Dracula’s Family, a 5 reel, 15 payline slot from Playson. This superbly designed slot comes with a quartet of free spin features which offer big multipliers, combined symbols, multiple wild reels and shifting reels. Playable across all devices, stakes range from between 15p and £15 per spin.
A particularly creepy room in the Prince of Darkness’s Transylvanian castle is the setting for Dracula’s Family – overlooked by suits of armour, sinister looking statues and burning candles, the reels include playing cards from A to J (which have all received a ghoulish embellishment) as well as a monster, an emo looking daughter and Mr and Mrs Dracula – land 5 of these for a payout of 400 coins.
Dracula’s twin sons are the game’s wild. They substitute for everything apart from the scatter and only appear on reel 5. When they do hit though, they will fire an eye from their catapult and turn 2 whole reels wild.
The Dracula’s Family logo is the scatter – land 3 of these for a payout of 5 times your total stake. You’ll also trigger the Free Spins feature – there are 4 different features in all which are unlocked the more times you trigger the feature. You’ll start in the Mad Multiplier mode – here you’ll be given 15 free spins with all payouts boosted by a 5x multiplier.
After you’ve played the Mad Multiplier mode 3 times, you’ll unlock the Eternal Love mode. You’ll also be awarded 15 free spins but the extra wrinkle is the addition of the combined Mr and Mrs Dracula Bonus symbol which pays out 1,750 times your line bet if you land 5 in a payline.
Play Eternal Love mode 3 times and the Wild Whistle-head mode will open. Once again, 15 spins are awarded. This time a wild on reel 5 will turn 3 reels totally wild. Finally, there is the Delirious Reels mode. When a winning spin occurs, the reels will shift 1 place to the right. You’ll also increase a multiplier – this goes from 1x to 2x, 4x then 7x. You can trigger more free spins, 15 at a time, if you land 3 scatter symbols during any of the free spin modes.
Some horror-themed slots have a very dark, oppressive feel but the action in Dracula’s Family is much more light-hearted. Despite the comic visuals, this slot is a volatile beast as the variance is high.
Combining excellent looks and sound (including a deliciously creepy, harpsichord heavy backing track) with some quality free spins modes, Dracula’s Family is an entertaining and very playable slot. You wouldn’t want to join them for dinner but you will certainly want to take them for a spin. If you like the theme, I also suggest you try Microgaming’s Immortal Romance.